a tad egg-cessive
Since graduating I’ve realized I need a lot of lessons in a lot of life skills, but for now I’m just focusing on cooking (all that other stuff can wait). Anyways, here are a few of my creations or adaptations from recipes found on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/chloeiist/live-to-eat/). I’m starting to realize my diet consists of a lot of eggs.
Striped Cobb Salad
I’m big on salads, and the more ingredient the better. I saw this recipe (http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/2011/08/28/20-salads-hearty-enough-for-tonights-dinner/) on Pinterest and had to try it for myself. I also added sautéed corn for a little extra flavor and spice.
Baked (Eggs + Potatoes)
Baked Eggs in Bread Bowls
Made these for Christmas breakfast. So simple, recipe found here (http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/baked-eggs-bread-bowls-10000001940815/)
I made these on Christmas with my sister, and we didn’t realize we were a little low on cheese until around 7 pm when everything was already closed. So what was the next best thing to not having enough cheese? String cheese from a gas station!
Leftover Pita Pizza
This was seriously one of the best things I’ve ever eaten (I know, by the looks of this picture it looked a lot more like burnt pita with a glob of mayo on top). All it took was a pita, some Gruyere cheese, bacon, asparagus, tomatoes, and an egg. And I added in some caramelized onions for good measure! It was also quite easy to make, and you can vary the ingredients however you like. Recipe found here (http://www.wearenotmartha.com/2010/11/asparagus-bacon-and-egg-pita-pizza/).
Things one might conclude from this post:
-I’m in a major eggs & potato phase
-I need to start cooking earlier so I can photograph my food in natural light!
replace [?] with [sparklers]
What do you do when you find yourself with boxes of leftover sparklers from the 4th of July, and nothing but free time over winter break? Take endless pictures (more like attempts at pictures) of words written with sparklers and an extremelllly slow shutter speed. It’s generally a win-win scenario. Free time and sparklers both well spent!
I stumbled across this quote on my friend’s blog, and I had to turn it into something I can look at every day.
My final assignment for my global advertising class this semester was to write a mighty long research paper about bringing an unexpected product to the country of my choice. I took german language courses in high school and Berlin was one of my favorite cities I visited abroad, so that part was easy. Then I had to think of an entirely new product to bring to Deutschland that might actually make it there. We all know Germans love their Bier, so I figured why not see if Bethanny Frankel’s Skinnygirl Margarita would serve well as a new, lighter alternative. After extensive research on the German culture, consumer behavior, and drinking habits, I found that there actually is a market for Skinnygirl there.
Here are my advertisements I created:
As you can see, these ads are very simplistic. German’s don’t like to be entertained by ads, they just want the facts. Thus, I presented the product and explained the benefits of Skinnygirl Margarita and how it’s lightly, sweetened, natural, low in calories, etc. Notice I didn’t implement any comparative advertising towards beer or present how Skinnygirl is a lighter alternative to the heavier classic German beverage, because comparative advertising is illegal in Germany.
I’m home for the weekend with my sistah for the first time since last summer. She was confused by what my wacom tablet was, so I showed her by creating this! The picture was taken en route to Mackinac Island in summer 2010 at sunset after a looong day of driving. Belle is Maddie’s middle name, and Pearl is mine.
I don’t know about you guys, but I am semi-addicted to all iPhone-tography apps, but especially Hipstamatic and Instagram. It kills me that Instagram can only fully be viewed by other iPhone users on their iPhones, so I figured…why not bring these digital works of art to life? I had to hunt around like crazy to even find a place that makes square prints, but I eventually discovered that Ritz Pix (http://www.ritzpix.com/) does. Choosing 25 of my favorites was harder than anticipated, but I managed to settle on an assortment from my abroad/college/chicago life. This “instagrid” needed a special place on a wall that I would see all the time, so what better place than above my desk?
room 2: details my friends
I’m notorious for having a lot of clutter in my room, but it’s always organized clutter. The best kind. That’s why I bought a massive five level bookshelf for my teeny-tiny room-to fit all my knick-knacks and doo-dads.
Never would I ever imagine storing a bag in a closet. There aren’t enough days in the year to wear them all, so if I’m not using it I at least want to look at it. I also keep all my jewelry and accessories in the wiiide open too. Bracelets, watches, necklaces, scarves, they’re all plopped on some surface where I can see them. It’s like functional room decor, that’s why it’s all in the details my friends.
room 1: patterns
I’m not one of those college students that only half-moves-in to their room at school. Yeah it’s only temporary, but I’m still going to make it a space I love and that represents me. Throughout the past four years of college I’ve collected an assortment of decor from the various rooms I’ve lived in (dorm, sorority, and finally my own room), so everything is a bit mix-and-matched.
People always comment on my excessive amount of pillows. So what if I don’t need eight to sleep with? They make my bed look pretty. And when your bed takes up half your room, it’s important it looks spectacular.
At long last, I get to take a creative advertising class at U of I. Finally building my inexistant portfolio! The final assignment is to create a magazine of our choice, but first we’re supposed to create four ads for four given products, one of which is the UK brand Daz Laundry, a product of Proctor & Gamble. So far this is the only ad I have created that I like.
I attended blogshop (http://blogshopla.wordpress.com/ ) this past August, and thought it was about time to share more of what I learned how to make during the two day workshop.
Take note this is not my best work, just the things I created while learning the ins and outs of photoshop!
I stumbled upon this clever photo while watching msnbc coverage of 911. Viewing the ten-year-old newscast makes me realize how young and clueless I really was when this tragedy occurred. Never forget.
image source: thisisnthappiness.com
cliffs of moher
Look! I know Photoshop now! Thanks to #blogshop!
My friend Marini said this quote when we visited here last March.
I just came across this on rubypr.com and couldn’t not share it. What a cool idea! I can’t say for sure that I would ride a “Chloe” bike around town, but I would definitely like to own one just to look at.
Or if food had negative calories.